2 Simple Tips for a Pest-Proof Garden Fence

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 31, 2019 10:08:46 AM

Summer is a great time to enjoy your beautiful garden, unfortunately unwanted pests may also find your garden attractive. Building a fence will allow you to protect your investment and keep your garden safe. Here are two critical tips to keep pests out and your plants protected.


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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




No Horsing Around! Considerations for Building an Equine Fence.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 9, 2019 10:41:05 AM

Adding horses to your farm is not as simple as just buying the horse. There are many critical and costly steps in the process to consider, especially building a fence to keep your investments safe and secure. With so many options available, it can be tough to decide which type of fence to construct. To make the decision easier, we’ve broken down the top factors you’ll need to consider before you build your equine enclosure.


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How to Build a Strong Fence Corner

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 21, 2019 12:29:57 PM

The strength of a fence comes from the corners. Fences with sturdy, well-crafted corner posts are more likely to stand the test of time. Meanwhile, shabby corner posts might fall from a gust of wind or a small bump. Corners hold the most amount of tension within a fence, and a strong corner will anchor the fence to prevent tension from letting up. So, what makes a corner sturdy and strong? The materials and techniques used to build it, which will depend upon its intended purpose. For example, a fence for livestock would differ from a fence for the garden. Other factors, such as soil type, will play a role in determining required materials as well. Here are 6 elements to consider when building a strong fence post.


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Udder Failures: 5 Common Mistakes in Cattle Fencing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 12, 2018 4:21:00 PM

Whether you're new to the cattle ranch, or a seasoned veteran there is always a way to improve your fencing. Here are five best practices to use when installing cattle fences:


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Topics: Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples, Fence Stapler, Staples




The Biggest Threats to Livestock Fencing and How to Address Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 17, 2018 10:48:00 AM

Livestock fencing is a critical barrier you rely on to keep your animals in and threats out. Weaknesses and failures can cause major problems for any farmer. All types of fencing, from hi-tensile to barbed to wire to wood, are susceptible to damage. Here we outline the major categories of threats to your livestock fencing and how to address them.


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Topics: Fence, Wire Fence, Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




5 Reasons to Repair Your Fence in Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 7, 2017 4:23:28 PM

Winter is clearly the time to move your work indoors, right? Not necessarily! If you’re building structures that live outdoors, like fences, there’s no wrong time (as long as it’s not overly rainy or snowy). We’re not proposing you try to dig post holes while the ground is solid ice. There are plenty of winter weeks with mild temps. Here are five compelling reasons it’s a great idea to do fence work in winter. 


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Topics: Fence Staples, Fence Stapler, Staples




On the Fence: What's the Best Fastener for Fencing Projects?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 1, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Fences serve many purposes, whether it’s for the home or commercial property. Fences, big and smallan be made of several different materials depending on your needs. Whether you need to keep the livestock in, mark the property line or just add a decorative feature to the backyard, every fence needs to be built to last. Choosing quality materials is key when building a fence. It’s always better to build it right the first time than having to re-do the project every couple of years. Choose the best fastener for your fencing project to ensure you only have to do it once.


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Topics: Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, But What Makes a Good Fence?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 23, 2017 10:39:00 AM

There are a lot of reasons people want fences. Whether it’s to keep something in or keep someone out, they all ultimately want the same thing, a fence that lasts. Here we discuss the most important factors of good fencing.


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5 Tips to Strengthen Your Livestock Fencing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 9, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Farming is not for the weak-willed. It takes a strong mind, a strong body, and a strong wallet too. We put a lot of sweat and money into buying, raising, and caring for our livestock. We need to put the same level of effort into protecting our investment. Here is a collection of tips to ensure your livestock fence is the strongest it can be.


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Topics: Fence Staples, Fencing




Real-Life Lessons about Livestock Fencing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 29, 2016 9:55:45 AM

Bulls running down the streets of Baltimore.1 A cow strikes a car (and lived to tell) and causes $6,000 of damage.2 A loose goat in Queens, then two days later a cow is running free in New York City.3   Sounds like scenes from the movies, but it’s reality … and no town, big or small, can escape the possibility of escaping livestock.  These stories pop up on newsfeeds, and most people get a chuckle out of watching a policeman try to chase down a goat, but there can be severe consequences when livestock are not contained, as they learned in Oklahoma.


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Topics: Fence, Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples





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